In “one of the biggest deals to close on a Cannes Film Festival official selection title,” Neon has actually purchased Ruben Östlund’s social satire Triangle of Unhappiness, Range reports. A24 and “several top-tier buyers” were likewise considering the movie, which closed its celebration launching with an eight-minute standing ovation. According to experts, the asking cost was close to $8 million.

Starring Woody Harrelson as a Marxist captain of a cruise for the mega-rich, Triangle of Unhappiness marks Östlund’s English-language launching, in cooperation with manufacturers Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober. The modern Swedish director and manufacturer has actually formerly participated in Cannes with Force Majuere in 2014 and once again in 2017 with The Square, winning the Palme d’Or. The movie is Neon’s most current acquisition from Cannes, signing up with David Cronenberg’s gory Criminal Offenses of the Future and Brett Morgen’s Moonage Musing.


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Per Range, Neon’s Jeff Deutchman worked out the North American acquisition handle 30West, WME Independent, and Important Home entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers; prior to its launching, Coproduction Office handled global sales for the movie.

Triangle of Unhappiness was produced by Platform, in co-production with Vital Movies, Coproduction Office, Sveriges Tv, ZDF/ARTE, ARTE France Cinéma, and TRT Sinema, in association with Movie i Väst, BBC Movies, and 30 West.

Watch: Vertigo-Inducing First Take A Look At Triangle of Unhappiness

In a nauseating very first take a look at Triangle of Unhappiness, Woody Harrelson and Zlatko Burić go back and forth with quotes about communism and industrialism as the ship is rocked by waves. The continuous moving of the screen puts the audience right at the captain’s table (approaching seasickness consisted of) as the guys try to intellectually best one another over red wine. Trading words from figures like Reagan, Thatcher, Lenin and Marx, the guys laugh about the paradox of a “Russian capitalist and an American communist” not to mention on a $250 million luxury yacht.

Other preview launched offer a view into the lives of the luxury yacht’s rich travelers. One clip shows a male design is auditioning in front of a panel spouting instructions“can you relax your ‘triangle of sadness?’ Open your mouth to look a little more available…okay, not that much.” Another shows a thin, blonde female posturing on the deck as an older man snaps pictures, while a female leisurely lounging in a jacuzzi describes to the bored team member doting on her that “we’re all equal.”

The North American release date for Triangle of Unhappiness is TBA.